A new Pew Research Center survey indicates a “significant minority” of American adults have felt confusion about whether to share personal information with companies. The survey found that while 50 percent said they were confident they understood what would happen with the information they shared, 47 percent said they were not. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they were discouraged with the effort required to try to understand data uses, while 38 percent said the information provided in various companies’ privacy policies confused them. Twenty-nine percent said they found themselves impatient in that they needed to make a decision quickly but felt they wanted to learn more.
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